A brilliantly designed large hatchet or small hand axe, the bit is shaped thin for the first 1 & 1/2" for powerful chopping before smoothly flaring into a strong splitting thickness. A broad bit for its weight, the fairly straight edge and large striking surface makes wood shaping tasks a snap! The eye is tapered and the handle slipped through the top like the handle of a tomahawk or pickaxe, making it easy to fashion a new one in the event of breakage.
The only thing wrong with this example is the bit is very slightly twisted relative to the eye. This has no perceptible impact on performance in use.
If selecting the Special Grade option we will thin and refine the factory edge.